Watching A Time-Lapse Of This Piano Burning Is Beautifully Depressing


The short film is known as Deconstructed Piano, created by Laurin Döpfner. You might be thinking, “what’s the point of watching a piano burn, seems kinda boring.” It’s actually really, really cool.


The whole video is time-lapsed with the Beethoven soundtrack playing in the background. The burning of the piano was used by heat guns and four different cameras them. Here is a little more about it….

Deconstructed Piano” considers the gradual destruction of instrumental music through digital sound generators. The Moonlight Sonata is corrupted in an assault by two robots. The Sonata represents the agony and grief suffered by the piano. For this performance two heat guns at a temperature of 650°C work the piano’s wood on and on to the point of collapse. There are four cameras installed to capture the process in a time lapse with one frame every 6 seconds. The ongoing performance and the shooting took about 8 hours.


(H/T Laughing Squid / Spliod)

It’s just something about that music that makes this so cool.

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